Dates of written Rgveda

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 12 01:28:52 UTC 2000

George Thompson <GthomGt at CS.COM> wrote:

>I seriously doubt that Patrick Olivelle *gave* you this impression.  It
>seem to me rather that you just took it.  Patrick Olivelle knows that 500
>is too late for the latest strata of the RV.

It seems to me that the confusion is due to not specifying what is the
extent of the text that gets to be called RV. For most Indologists, it is
primarily the samhitaa portion, whereas a lot of Prof. Olivelle's comments
relate to the AraNyakas and upanishads.

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